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Bios for Louise Fulton

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Louise Fulton wrote The Prostate Cancer Workbook after thoroughly researching prostate cancer treatment options when her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Short Bio:

Louise Fulton wrote The Prostate Cancer Workbook after thoroughly researching prostate cancer treatment options when her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and has also authored a number of training products and manuals.  Her workbook can be purchased at www.prostatecancerworkbook.com and on Amazon.com.

Medium Bio:

Louise Fulton wrote The Prostate Cancer Workbook after thoroughly researching prostate cancer treatment options when her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and has also authored a number of training products and manuals.  Louise has a “do it yourself” type of determination when facing life’s challenges that has proven very effective in their lives; when the VA dragged them thru months of paper pushing to purchase a home, with no end in sight, she wrote a letter to the President and asked if all Veterans were treated like this, or were they being singled out?  The documents were produced and two weeks later, they had closed on their home!  Her workbook, which has been called “a magnificent, and much needed work,” can be purchased at www.prostatecancerworkbook.com and on Amazon.com

Long Bio:

Louise Fulton wrote The Prostate Cancer Workbook after thoroughly researching prostate cancer treatment options when her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and has also authored a number of training products and manuals.  Louise has a “do it yourself” type of determination when facing life’s challenges that has proven very effective in their lives; when the VA dragged them thru months of paper pushing to purchase a home, with no end in sight, she wrote a letter to the President and asked if all Veterans were treated like this, or were they being singled out?  The documents were produced and two weeks later, they had closed on their home!

Louise and Larry met as seniors in high school.  It was love at first sight – for Larry at least.  He told Louise he was going to marry her, to which she responded “in your dreams!”   But dreams really do come true and three years later, in 1970, they married.  Little did they know at that time, they’d be facing the diagnosis of prostate cancer nearly 40 years later.

As the two of them sat together in the doctor’s office receiving the results of the biopsy, the doctor stated that Larry needed surgery immediately.  When asked if he had any questions, Larry said: “No, but Louise does.”

Having done some basic research on various treatment options, Louise began asking the visibly annoyed doctor about the pros and cons of each.  With every treatment option Louise asked about, the doctor simply stated that she didn’t agree with that option.  Louise finally said that it was the doctor’s lucky day, because Louise was not looking for her opinions, she was looking for pros and cons.  Louise then turned to Larry and said that she would support any decision he made, but considering the responses from this doctor and if it were her, she’d get a second opinion.

That’s where their journey began.

Armed with Larry’s test results and a notebook, they spent the next year visiting numerous doctors, examining ever possible option for Larry’s treatment.  The doctors they visited found Louise’s knowledge and her special notebook, which held all of Larry’s personal information, to be amazing.  The doctors each said that most patients knew little to nothing about their options and they certainly never came in with information on the test results, prescriptions, family history and a list of questions!

Once Louise and Larry agreed on a treatment option, they packed up their RV and headed to their chosen treatment site in California, where they spent 10 weeks curing Larry’s cancer.  Today, Larry remains cancer free.

Wanting to share her knowledge and strategy with others facing prostate cancer, Louise felt the need to write “The Prostate Cancer Workbook – Diagnosis and Treatment for the Thinking Man.”  With this workbook, every man can become his own advocate by having a single, organized location to enter his information, which he can take with him to every appointment.  He will be well versed and will be able to take charge of his own healthcare decisions.

The African American Golfers Digest has called The Prostate Cancer Workbook “a magnificent, and much needed work.  It is brilliantly organized and the chapters cover any topic about prostate cancer that anyone would ask about.”

The Prostate Cancer Workbook can be purchased at www.prostatecancerworkbook.com and on Amazon.com.

 

Interview Questions for Louise Fulton

  1. Why did you write The Prostate Cancer Workbook:  Diagnosis & Treatment Options for the Thinking Man?
    1. My husband went in for his normal check up with his GP.  He was told to go to the lab for a battery of tests; standard tests that he’s had dozens of times.  A few days later, he received a call asking that he come back to see the doctor.  He left for his appointment and when he came back home he said that the doctor said the results of his PSA test indicated that he needed to have a prostate biopsy to rule out Prostate Cancer.  We both just looked at each other.  Neither one of us knew what PSA meant, nor without reading the instructions, how the biopsy would be done.  There were two things going on: we had no information and the word CANCER.
  2. In the book, you say “You have plenty of time to keep talking and taking notes and deciding because you want to make sure that whatever choice you make, is the very best choice for both of you.”  Why do you feel that way?
    1. The first words out of the doctor who performed the biopsy were that Larry, my husband, needed to have surgery “immediately”.  When I asked her for the pros and cons of several options, her answer was “I don’t approve of that”.  Lucky for her, we weren’t asking for her approval, we just wanted the facts.  What we discovered was that she was unwilling to consider any other treatment options and she felt that her decision for surgery was the best one for Larry, even though she had only talked to him for 20 minutes and knew nothing about him.  Larry and I had to live with all the side effects of whatever treatment option we thought best, so we needed to know all the information before we were capable of making a choice.
  3. What’s the most important thing readers will learn from The Prostate Cancer Workbook:  Diagnosis & Treatment Options for the Thinking Man?
    1. The most important thing this workbook provides are the step by step tools on how to become your own Advocate.  It provides Pros and Cons for each treatment option and makes you the expert on you, your prostate cancer and makes you understand that you get to choose what is best for YOU!  It is NOT a story about our journey thru this process, it’s about choosing what is best for you.  It is the first, best book you will ever read and work through.  You will feel more confident and assured of what is best for you when work thru this book.
  4. People listening to this often struggle with what I call “the doctor is always right”. After all, they perform the treatment option several times a day.  Of course they know what is best for you, don’t they?  What’s your best advice on how they can deal with that?
    1. No one understands you better than you and the people who love you.  Don’t give your rights to decide what is best for you to someone who doesn’t know you, what you can live with, what you can’t live with and what you know is best for you.  YOU decide, you make the call, you are in charge of you!
  5. What is important about the workbook?
    1. The Prostate Cancer Workbook:  Diagnosis & Treatment Options for the Thinking Man is a one stop shop for Prostate Cancer information.  The workbook takes you from not knowing anything about Prostate Cancer, all the way thru each of the treatment options with Pros and Cons.  Chapter 26 allows you to enter all the important information about family history, prescription medications you take and all your questions that you want answered.  It provides a place to keep track of all of your information and helps you become your own Advocate.  It is a one of a kind, take it with you everywhere workbook that will give you strength and confidence.
  6. Where can we buy the book?
    1. You can buy the workbook on my website:  www.prostatecancerworkbook.com or you can find it on Amazon.com by googling:  prostate cancer workbook